University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Roehampton is ranked in the top three in London and top 20 in the UK for English and Creative Writing (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' As a London'based university, we explore the ways in which literature has been shaped by the city, and arrange trips to Shakespeare's Globe, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of London, and the National Gallery. ' Specialist media and language technology. ' Boost your CV with a language'based work placement through our links with schools, the British Council and employers overseas in countries such as Belgium, France and many others. ' Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Course Modules

English Literature Year 1: introduction to literary studies; critical skills; reading and danger; master and slave; London in literature; literature and childhood. Year 2: medieval literature 850'1500; early modern literature, 1500'1700; the 18nth century; the romantic period 1789'1831; Victorian literature 1830'1900; American literature to 1900; literature and empire; literature 1900'1950. Optional modules: literature and empire 1; literature and empire 2; utopia and dystopia: swift to wells; origins and developments of children's literature; early modern literature, 1500'1700; early American literature 1 (colonial period ' 1865); early American literature 2 (1865'1900); literature and plague; early 20th century literature; mid'20th century literature; early medieval literature; later medieval literature; the restoration and the early 18th century; the early romantic period; early Victorian literature; later Victorian literature; eco'criticism and Canadian literature; the mid'18th century; the later romantic period; the history, theory and performance of stand'up comedy; gothic and fantastic literature; travel writing; about reading. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: literature 1960 to the present day; 20th century American literature 1; 20th century American literature 2; literature and addiction in the c20th; tragedy 1; tragedy 2; William Blake and the 20th century; writing multi'cultural Britain: from Sam Selvon to Zadie Smith; writing by women of colour; the literature of food; staging gender (Shakespeare to Behn); Shakespeare as literary dramatist; the Shakespearean stage (theatre, text, society); (un)homely spaces in fiction; laughing Victorians; comparative religion and literature; literature, history, protest; literature and cinema; discovery space (early modern theatre); subversive children's literature; postmodern plunder (rewriting classic narratives); reading literary theory; the Indian novel in English; classical Greek literature in translation; working class fiction; writing race and identity: contemporary Canadian writing; 20th century dystopian fiction; reading the American south (race, gender and memory); Charles Dickens; poetics of surveillance; crime fiction; graphic narratives. French Year 1: French language 1; French language in context; introduction to France and the francophone world; French beginner (a1); French elementary (a2). Year 2: French language 2 or French for continuing beginners and French practice 2 (continuing beginners). Optional modules: aspects of translating and interpreting (French); image, text and context; European cinema; computer'assisted translation tools. Year 3: advanced French language. Optional modules: francophone cultural identities French; professional translation (French); specialised translation (French); consecutive interpreting; national cinemas (France); work'based learning; research project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 128
  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 128
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 91%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 84%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 17
Studying and working 3
Unemployed 13
Unknown 6

20% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 13%

Total Coursework: 72%

Total Practical: 15%

£905 - £905
Typical cost of university accommodation

£1,030 - £1,236
Typical cost of private accommodation